Telluride Theatre: The Play’s The Thing Reading Series Presents “Meteor Shower,” 5/11!

Telluride Theatre: The Play’s The Thing Reading Series Presents “Meteor Shower,” 5/11!

Telluride Theatre is thrilled to announce the return of “The Play’s The Thing,” a reading series.

A reading of Steve Martin’s “Meteor Shower” is featured on Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Telluride Arts Gallery East. 

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Steve Martin’s “Meteor Shower” is directed by James Van Hooser and stars Van Hooser, Dylan Brooks, Suzanne Cheavens and Meghan Knowles.

“Meteor Shower” was written in 2016 by Martin and premiered on Broadway in 2017. The play originally starred Amy Schumer who received a Tony Award nomination for her performance.

The play is a surreal comedy about two married couples having dinner together during a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower. Over the course of a crazy, starlit dinner party, the wildly unexpected occurs.

“We picked ‘Meteor Shower’ principally because it’s a hilarious show that not enough people have had the chance to see,” Van Hooser said. “It’s also a practical choice for a reading since it’s a show with a small cast, no set changes and quick runtime.”

Telluride Theatre began its “The Play’s The Thing” reading series in 2018 and after taking a couple years off due to the pandemic, “Meteor Shower” marks its official return.

“We are happy to bring this popular event back,” said Telluride Theatre Artistic Director Sasha Cucciniello. “Play readings are a great way for our audience to experience shows without a full production, spark conversations and bring exciting work to Telluride. Special thanks to Telluride Arts for partnering with us to make this happen.”

About Telluride Theatre:

Telluride Theatre is committed to advancing the performing arts in our region through innovative productions, education programs and community involvement. We create theatre that lives in moments of truthful human connection, promotes joyful celebration and is an open dialogue, accessible to all audiences.

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